Suspect Voyeur Arrested at Lethbridge Pool

Lethbridge… ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a man for allegedly filming adults and children inside the change room of a Lethbridge pool.

On March 22, 2018, the suspect was arrested at the University of Lethbridge’s Centre for Sport and Wellness. ICE investigators allege the 18-year-old man was filming inside the pool’s change room area while it was being used by a youth swim club. Swim club participants ranged in age from 5 to 18.

ICE was tipped off to the suspicious behavior by pool staff members and University of Lethbridge Security Services.

The suspect remains in custody and is expected to make his first court appearance this afternoon. ICE’s investigation remains ongoing and investigators are recommending charges of voyeurism, possession of child pornography, accessing child pornography, and making child pornography.

Part of the investigation included collecting evidence at the suspect’s home. A search warrant was executed in the early morning hours of March 23, 2018, with the help of the Lethbridge Police Service. A number of computers and electronic devices were seized for further forensic examination.

Anyone with information about this investigation or any child exploitation offence is encouraged to contact local police or www.cybertip.ca.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.